Where Is He Now: Anson Williams (Actor) as Potsie- Happy Days.
Name: Anson Williams
Birth Name: Anson William Heimlick
Born: September 25, 1952 in Los Angeles, California
Claim To Fame: He will forever be remembered for his
role as Potsie on "Happy Days". He appeared on the
show through its entire run.
Family Life: Married Lorrie Mahaffey (5 May 1978 - 1986) (divorced) 1 child.
Married Jackie Gerken (? - present)
Info: Anson became a director of several TV series/movies and
theatrical films after "Happy Days" ended in 1984.
He has directed episodes of TV series such as "The Pretender",
"The Cape", "Beverly Hills 90210", "L.A. Law", "SeaQuest 2032"
In 1987, he and fellow "Happy Days" cast member Al Molinaro
opened a chain of diners Midwest called appropriately enough,
Trivia: Nephew of Dr. Henry Heimlich,
creator of the "Heimlich maneuver."
Throughout high school, Williams worked nights at his dad's
struggling Orange Julius stand on Van Nuys Boulevard.
The St. Joseph's aspirin commercial where the song "Pumps
your blood" is sung by Anson Williams. You may remember...
Anson as Potsie, sang the song in the sixth season finale of Happy Days, "Potsie
Quits School." He writes a song so he can remember how the heart works, because
he has never had a problem memorizing song lyrics.
He sings it to himself during the exam, and gets an A. When the teacher thinks
Potsie cheated, he has to prove to him how he knew everything, so he breaks into
song and dances around the classroom.
Where Is He Now: He
lives in Malibu, CA with his wife Jackie Gerken (a television
producer and a former vice president of production for Dino De Laurentiis) and
his daughter Hannah Lily who was born in 1989.
Write To Anson Williams:
24615 Skyline View Drive
Malibu, CA 90265
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